Originally Posted by IM0001
Na the whole process isnt going to be much of a big deal, i just wasnt sure how flat that whole heatpipe setup meets the nb and such.
I just installed the spotcool, really didnt have any room for the darn thing with the TRUE and my SB X-Fi Platnum in the top PCI slot but my spotcool fits just between the card and the nb enough to send air up through it into the TRUE and out the back/top. It might even help cool the CPU a tad too lol.
*Holly Molly* Update.
Just ran Vantage twice with the spotcool. 1.55V NB 4.05ghz, 475fsb, 1.35vcore (1.33 windows) and usually the NB after a vantage run would be closing to 71C or so and idle it was no lower than 59C. It has yet to climb over 54C.. Ill take a pic and show you guys how it looks in there. All the stock cooling needed was a little airflow since the NB is packed under the True, next to 8G Mushkin Ram and above a X-FI... Definitly fixed my stability problem methinks now that I can run a bit more voltage and keep the temps way down from where they were.
I just installed my SpotCool. Here are some pics and my temps. From 61C to 53C with the Artic Silver 5, and now from 53C to 47C with the SpotCool. I feel a lot better about 47C than 61C (and 78C prior to taking the NB off "Auto").
Sensor Type W83627DHG + W83791D + ADT7475 + ADP3228 (ISA 290h, SMB 2Ch/2Eh/20h)
GPU Sensor Type Diode, Volterra VT1165 (ATI-Diode, 70h)
Motherboard Name Asus Maximus Extreme / Maximus Formula / Rampage Formula
Chassis Intrusion Detected No
Motherboard 35 Â°C (95 Â°F)
CPU 38 Â°C (100 Â°F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 38 Â°C (100 Â°F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 37 Â°C (99 Â°F)
North Bridge 46 Â°C (115 Â°F)
South Bridge 37 Â°C (99 Â°F)
GPU1: GPU Diode (DispIO) 38 Â°C (100 Â°F)
GPU1: GPU Diode (MemIO) 50 Â°C (122 Â°F)
GPU1: GPU Diode (Shader) 44 Â°C (111 Â°F)
GPU1: GPU VRM 41 Â°C (106 Â°F)
GPU2: GPU Diode (DispIO) 42 Â°C (108 Â°F)
GPU2: GPU Diode (MemIO) 53 Â°C (127 Â°F)
GPU2: GPU Diode (Shader) 45 Â°C (113 Â°F)
GPU2: GPU VRM 45 Â°C (113 Â°F)
WDC WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 23 Â°C (73 Â°F)
CPU 2637 RPM
GPU1 2694 RPM
GPU2 2537 RPM
CPU Core 1.30 V
+3.3 V 3.26 V
+5 V 4.92 V
+12 V 12.21 V
+5 V Standby 4.95 V
FSB VTT 1.10 V
North Bridge Core 1.36 V
South Bridge Core 1.07 V
South Bridge PLL 1.52 V
DIMM 2.13 V
DIMM VTT 1.07 V
I built my first computer this weekend, and it was not bad. I got a bad HD from NewEgg, but luckily I have two in my Bad Ass rig, so I used the extra 750GB Seagate. I built it for my father-in-law, so I didn't go crazy on the overclocking, but I think I built it for $700 or less, and it gets over 11,000 3DMark06.
If you are going to build a computer for a friend/family member, and you want performance that they will drool over, but < $1,000 with Windows Vista Ultimate 64 and Office Professional 2007, I suggest: Gigabyte UD3P, E5200 @ 3.1 Mhz (250x12.5) - easy to get stable, 4 GB Mushkin, Corsair PSU, HD 4830, Artic Cooler 7 Pro, nice case... If you are going to build it for yourself, pay $50 more and get an E8xxx processor in 2 weeks when the prices go down. 99 out of 100 Joe Schmoe's will love an 11,000 3DMark06 score! Pictures going up on the UD3P thread.